Monday 24 January 2022
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M1 near East Midlands Airport northbound delays after chemical lorry fire

There are delays on the M1 northbound after a lorry fire.

AA Roadwatch reports:

‘Road closed and queueing traffic due to recovery work and earlier lorry fire on M1 Northbound from J23 A512 Ashby Road East (Loughborough) to J23A A42 (Derby / East Midlands Airport / Tamworth). Closed since 01:15.’

Highways England said:

‘The event is expected to clear between 08:00 and 08:15 on 12 August 2019
Return To Normal Normal traffic conditions are expected between 08:00 and 08:15 on 12 August 2019.’

‘UPDATE Removal of containers of chemicals affected by the fire are now progressing well, prior to recovery of the vehicle. Please find an alternate route as these works are expected to take around 3 hours to complete.’

Leicestershire Police said:

‘TRAFFIC UPDATE @ 06:15. M1 Northbound between Junction 23 and 23A is still closed. It anticipated to be part open in next hour but only 1 lane running at that stage. Please find an alternative route if possible as likely to be delays.’